Relyea Family History

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Relyea Name Meaning

Altered spelling of South German Rellier, probably a regional variant of Reller, especially in the western provinces of Austria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Elsea, Belyeu, Reder, Reiser, Reyna, Elyea, Kelner, Reeser, Mcelyea

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Relyea Family Origin

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Relyea Family Occupations

What did your Relyea ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Relyea family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Relyea. The most common Relyea occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Relyea's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Relyea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Relyea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Relyea census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 789 immigration records available for the last name Relyea. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Relyea. For the veterans among your Relyea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Relyea Life Expectancy

What is the average Relyea lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Relyea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Relyea in 1954 was 60, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Relyea

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